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Doctoral Academy

Welcome to the Doctoral Academy

Supporting and training postgraduate research students

Research students form the bedrock of LJMU’s vibrant research community and make a valued contribution to the intellectual life of the University. As a research student at LJMU you have the opportunity to become part of a community which is delivering world-leading and internationally-excellent research right across the institution. You can expect to be supervised by leading or internationally renowned researchers, to work in state-of-the-art facilities and to receive excellent training and support via your dedicated Doctoral Academy.

What we do

Our aim is to provide postgraduate researchers every opportunity to grow in confidence, intellectual capacity, ambition and creativity. The Doctoral Academy works alongside Schools, Faculties and Professional Services to harmonise the quality of the postgraduate research experience across the University. Our core responsibilities include:

  • delivering an excellent Researcher Development Programme
  • sharing good practice in supervision
  • signposting specialist support for postgraduates across the University
  • quality assurance and monitoring of student progress


Contact us

To find out more about what we do and how we can help you, please get in touch.